What is BeReal

Let’s BeReal: How authentic are we online?

Touted as “not another social network,” BeReal has recently been at the centre of discussions about showing our authentic selves in the social media realm. The question is, is it…
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UVic hires seven students to help create social media posts

Social Media Ambassadors create Instagram and TikTok content about campus life and events The University of Victoria recently hired seven new Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs) to help promote UVic on…
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Tweet first, think later: Twitter can’t keep up with Trump and online disinformation

As highlighted in Trump’s recent post-election tweets, social media is often riddled with disinformation. Having platforms flag inaccurate content is not enough to solve this challenge — it requires user…

Social media is harming our democracies and ads are just the tip of the iceberg

Politicians using money to gain influence is nothing new. But with Facebook under fire for refusing to fact-check political ads and Twitter deciding to ban them, any voter has to…

How to (successfully) step back from social media’s influence over you

It’s time we started paying attention — not only to how much we use social media, but also to how and why we use it..

I reviewed the incoming UVSS Lead Director’s Twitter profiles, because why not

I have indisputably good opinions, and I like to share those opinions on Twitter. Not only does it allow me to connect with friends and co-workers, but it keeps me abreast…

I gave up pretending to be @dril on Yik Yak after mods kept deleting my shit

Last issue, I expressed my disdain for Yik Yak and the woes of anonymity within an open forum, and while I admit that piece may have lacked a certain nuance,…

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Elizabeth May takes to Twitter to participate in debate

After being left out of a national party leaders debate held by the Globe and Mail on Thursday, Sept. 17, Elizabeth May used Twitter to add her input in real…

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